Three Tales (Penguin Classics)

Three Tales (Penguin Classics)

Gustave Flaubert


Three tales via a French master

First released in 1877, those 3 tales are ruled through questions of doubt, love, loneliness, and spiritual experience—together they verify Flaubert as a grasp of the fast tale. “A uncomplicated middle” relates the tale of Félicité, an uneducated serving-woman who keeps her Catholic religion regardless of a lifetime of desolation and loss. “The Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator,” encouraged via a stained-glass window in Rouen cathedral, describes the destiny of a sadistic hunter destined to homicide his personal mom and dad. The mix of religion and cruelty that dominates this tale can also be present in “Herodias,” a remodeling of the story of Salome and John the Baptist.

This re-creation is a very new translation with a brand new creation via Geoffrey Wall, Flaubert's acclaimed biographer. It includes a chronology, extra examining, and explanantory notes.

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